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BCCDC: One COVID-19 case reported in Powell River from June 6 to 12

Reporting period follows two consecutive weeks with no coronavirus cases

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported one COVID-19 case in the Powell River local health area from June 6 to 12, which follows two reporting periods (May 23 to 29 and May 30 to June 5) with no cases reported.

The cumulative total for the local health area from January 2020 to May 2021 is 94, according to BCCDC.

More than four in five adults in the Powell River health area aged 50 and over (83 per cent) have received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with more than seven in 10 of those over the age of 18 (73 per cent).

As of June 16, the province had reported a total of 146,674 cases of coronavirus in BC since the pandemic began. More than 97.8 per cent of those, or 143,449 people, are deemed by the province to have recovered because they are not considered to be infectious.

Since December 2020, 4,165,142 vaccinations have taken place in BC, including 3,454,295 first doses and 710,847 second doses.